Maila Nurmi aka Vampira – actress

Maila Nurmi (December 11, 1922 – January 10, 2008) was an actress born in Petsamo, Finland, who created the campy 1950s character Vampira, TV’s first horror host. Her gothic look and extreme 38-17-36 figure made her a ghoulish icon. …

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Drak Pack – animated TV series

Drak Pack is an animated sixteen episode television series produced by Hanna-Barbera’s Australian subsidiary. The series aired in the United States on CBS Saturday Morning between September 6, 1980 and September 12, 1982. Drak (voiced by Jerry Dexter), Frankie and Howler (both …

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Frank Thornton – actor

British actor Frank Thornton, most famous for playing stuffy Captain Peacock in the long-running innuendo-filled BBC TV sitcom – and offshoot film – Are You Being Served? died in March 2012, …

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Vampira aka Old Dracula – UK, 1974

‘Look who’s up and at it again!’ Vampira is a 1974 British comedy horror film directed by Clive Donner (Spectre) from a screenplay by Jeremy Lloyd, co-scripter of British TV sitcoms Are You Being Served? and ‘Allo ‘Allo!. …

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Plan 9 from Outer Space – USA, 1958

Plan 9 from Outer Space is a 1958 American science fiction horror film [released 1959] written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. It was originally titled Grave Robbers from Outer Space. The film features Gregory Walcott, …

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